All posts by "Kevin Filipski"

At the recently completed 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival, the film I most wanted to see was Jimmy’s Hall (opening July 3), the latest and—it’s rumored—last drama by prolific British ...

Blu-rays of the Week Ballet 422 (Magnolia) Jason Peck, choreographing the New York City Ballet’s 422nd ballet at age 24, is seen in Jody Lee Lipes’ intriguing documentary creating his ...

Blu-rays of the Week American Sniper (Warners) With this biopic about Chris Kyle, the lethal sniper who terrorized insurgents during his four tours of duty in Iraq, Clint Eastwood has ...

Blu-rays of the Week The Firebird (Euroarts) / Jiri Kylian—The Choreographer (Arthaus Musik) The excellent 2003 Canadian film of Igor Stravinsky’s classic ballet The Firebird—which features two supreme dancers, Greta ...

Blu-rays of the Week Accidental Love (Millennium) The back story to this feeble attempt at a political farce is more interesting than what’s onscreen: it was made in 2008 as ...

Blu-rays of the Week Blind Woman’s Curse / Massacre Gun (Arrow USA) 1970’s Blind Woman’s Curse, Teruo Ishii’s colorfully choreographed bloodbath, follows dragon-tattooed female yakuzas being tailed by a vengeance-minded ...

Blu-rays of the Week Echoes (Anchor Bay) When a young writer with nightmarish visions brought on by her inability to sleep stays at her boyfriend’s glass house in the desert ...

Blu-rays of the Week Big Eyes (Anchor Bay/Weinstein Co)
 In Tim Burton’s most fully realized film since 2004’s Big Fish, the stranger-than-fiction true story of Margaret Keane, who ghost-painted a ...

Blu-rays of the Week Grantchester (PBS) In this slow but absorbing PBS Mystery series, small-town vicar Sidney Chambers (discovering that most people will talk to a priest) aids skeptically hard-nosed ...

Blu-rays of the Week Daryl Hall John Oates—Live in Dublin (Eagle Rock) Amazingly, Philly-soul masters Hall & Oates had never played Dublin before this 2014 concert in the Irish capital’s ...

Blu-rays of the Week The Divine Move (CJ Entertainment) In this action-packed Korean drama, a professional player of the game GO, framed for his brother’s murder, returns from prison to ...

Blu-rays of the Week Believe Me (Virgil Films) This labored comedy about hypocrisy and faith follows a desperate college student who bilks many easily fooled churchgoers out of their money ...

Blu-rays of the Week Beyond the Lights (Fox) In her long-awaited followup to 2008’s The Secret Life of Bees (her only previous feature was 2000’s affecting Love and Basketball), writer-director ...

Birdman (Fox) One of the most annoying of recent Oscar-winning Best Pictures comprises Emmanuel Lubezki’s relentlessly mobile Oscar-winning photography, scenery-chewing performers delivering moronic dialogue dreamed up by four Oscar-winning writers ...

Blu-rays of the Week A Day in the Country (Criterion) A masterpiece in miniature, Jean Renoir’s buoyant 40-minute short might be his profoundest statement mainly because he refrains from making ...